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Thomas Tschentscher

Thomas Tschentscher
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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Biography • Telecoms

Thomas Tschentscher has been a partner at the firm since 1993 and works in our Frankfurt office. His area of practice comprises the entire range of German administrative and commercial law as well as EU law with a special focus on regulatory and operational aspects of transactions in regulated industries (telecommunications, media, energy, infrastructure, airports). His recent clients/projects include: various financial and strategic investors for network infrastructure projects in Europe, including broadband cable networks and broadcasting towers; KKR/Permira on the acquisitions and restructuring of SBS Broadcasting and ProSieben.Sat 1 Media AG; Vodafone Group Germany on a wide range of network infrastructure and regulatory matters, frequencies including 3G/4G licences, tariff and access regulation; Liberty Global on the acquisitions of Unitymedia and KabelBW; Deutsche Telekom AG on the acquisition of a controlling stake in OTE Hellas; and Saudi Telecom Corporation on international investments and infrastructure projects in MENA.

Thomas regularly represents international telecoms operators in administrative and constitutional law proceedings before regulatory authorities, German and EU courts and the EU Commission.

Born in Bonn, Germany, in 1960, Thomas completed his legal education at the London School of Economics and Universities of Munich and Bonn, from which he holds a Doctor of Laws degree (Dr iur). He received a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Thomas has been ranked as a leading regulatory and transaction TMT lawyer for several years, most recently in Chambers 2013/14 and JUVE 2013/14. He speaks German, English and French.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Telecoms Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

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